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Three people injured in bomb blast, west of Baghdad

Iraqi security forces inspect a site of a bomb attack in Baghdad. Khalid al Mousily/Reuters


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three people were wounded in a bomb blast, west of Baghdad, a security source said on Thursday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “a bomb, placed near one of the markets in Abu Ghraib region, west off in the evening, leaving three people wounded.”

On Wednesday, two civilians were wounded in a bomb blast in al-Taji district, north of the Iraqi capital.

A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.


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